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Vietnam Mass Protests Expose Hanoi’s China Dilemma

The protests highlight the difficulties in embracing Chinese investment while defending Vietnamese independence.

  • Tom Fawthrop
  • The Diplomat

The huge nationwide protests that rocked Vietnam last week have highlighted Hanoi’s headaches in dealing with China, both as a hostile power in the South China Sea and as a key trading partner and economic investor.

Urm 2bThe history of Vietnam-China relations is steeped in a thousand years of Chinese colonization, conflict, and rebellion.

The last Chinese invasion was a two-month border war in 1979.

The recent protests centered on the Special Zone Act, a…

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